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Global Chat: Shadowlands impressions from the community

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With one of this year's biggest releases out this week, we've taken to the mean streets of Blogtown to see what MMO gamers are...

Dauntless posts an in-depth dev blog about the Slayer’s Path progression system and gear reforging

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Dauntless is changing how the game is played wholesale with its Reforged update, replacing Pursuits and Patrols with the Hunting Grounds and...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

Star Wars: The Old Republic talks up the creation of new Cartel Market items inspired by The Mandalorian

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If watching The Mandalorian on Disney+ has made you want to dress up your own Bounty Hunter in Star Wars: The Old Republic...

Wild Terra 2’s early access has been postponed to the end of January 2021

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My inbox is telling an interesting story today - the story of how gaming studios are busy dumping all their bad news right before...

Ship of Heroes outlines its mission creation process, promises about 40 hours of content for an alt

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While the fact that Ship of Heroes is working on missions isn't anything exactly new, there is a dev blog posted...

Titan Reach resurfaces with a new dev blog full of updates and promise of more communication

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Hey, do you remember Titan Reach? It styled itself as a modern take on the old-school MMORPG and cast its fortunes with

Dual Universe makes permanent destruction a thing to aid the economy

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Novaquark is riding a fine line with Dual Universe's ability to destroy and rebuild player-constructed objects. If the studio allows for indefinite reconstruction,...
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Torchlight III plans a dye station and more with its December patch

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If you get annoyed at cryptic teases and oblique hints about upcoming content, you may want to skip Torchlight III's latest developer...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles forms ‘strike team’ to attack Xbox One server instability

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Life in Conan Exiles is by nature harsh, but Xbox One players have it worse than most thanks to a slew of issues that...

Global Chat: Are login rewards actually evil?

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What could be evil about game studios giving out daily treats to its players? Settle back, folks, because Going Commando is going to tell...

Battle Bards Episode 181: Around the world

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Stuck at home? Denied a vacation this year? The Battle Bards are here to help! In seven songs, the cross-continental crew travel all around...

Massively Overthinking: No-thank-you bites in MMO gaming

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One of the things I always try to have my kids do is take a no-thank-you bite of new foods. They have to at...

World of Warcraft posts survival guide and profession primer ahead of Shadowlands

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We're less than a week away from World of Warcraft's Shadowlands launch, which means Blizzard is running out of days to preview stuff...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is seemingly cracking down on orgs and ‘politics’ in-game

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Back in October, we reported on a move by Joe Biden's presidential campaign to create an island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons,...

Bungie casts a spotlight on the Black at Bungie Inclusion Club and its efforts to uplift Black devs and BLM

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Racial equality is still a vital topic and an important fight in a wide variety of sectors, including game dev. It's why Bungie helped...

Global Chat: Don’t look, but Fallout 76 is actually good now

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Even the most jaded opponent of Fallout 76 has to admit that Bethesda has been making progress in bringing the online RPG up...

RuneScape expands on Construction Contracts in a dev blog and livestream

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So just what are Construction Contracts in RuneScape? That's a question that was answered in-depth by both a recent dev blog and...

Massively Overthinking: What one piece of advice would you like to give to MMO devs?

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Over the last couple of weeks, MOP's Eliot has pointed his Vague Patch Notes column at some friendly (and amusing) advice for MMO...

Battle Bards Episode 180: Moonlight Blade

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While Moonlight Blade is not yet a known quantity over here in the west, its soundtrack has gone before it and landed right...

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